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  • ASU 101

    Everything you wanted to know about college, but didn’t know who to ask!

    There are lots of new terms you may hear as a first semester freshman including syllabus, prerequisites, SI, and SAP.

    What do they all mean?  Join us for a short presentation to learn about college campus jargon and so much more!

  • Blackboard Basics

    Have you ever been lost on your first day of school and couldn’t find your way to class?  If so, your heart was probably racing the whole day and your nerves were most likely wrecked by the time you did find your way.

    Feeling lost in Blackboard can have the same effect.  This session will help you identify the major components of Blackboard and provide detailed instructions on how to navigate through the course environment.

    By the end of the session you will have become more familiar with:

    • Access to Blackboard - What is Blackboard?  How do I login for the first time?
    • Navigation - My courses and course view
    • Frequently Used Tools - Working with electronic assignments, accessing course content, using the discussion board, sending email to instructors and classmates, taking tests, and accessing grades
    • Common Problems - course availability, receiving email, and downloading documents

    Join us and learn more!  There will be prizes, snacks, and tips!

  • How to Pick a Career You Really Like

    Knowing your interests and kinds of things you like to do can help you to find work environments and careers that are good matches for you.  In this session you will play an interactive game called the Holland Party Game.  After playing the game, you will review occupations that fall in your three highest interest categories.  This can help you make more informed decisions about the kind of work that you will find fulfilling.

  • Math & English: No Fear

    Do you procrastinate when it comes to writing assignments for class?  Does math homework look like Greek to you?

    This workshop will give you an overview of the Writing Center and Math Lab tutoring services, where your peers are your go-to people for help.  Meet some of the tutors and watch a demonstration of a typical tutoring session.  According to recent student surveys, 97% said that their grades were improved because of the tutoring they received in the math lab.

  • Stress Management

    We all experience stressors at many points throughout our lives.  Stress is unavoidable, but we can have some control over how we react to stressors and possibly prevent them from occurring.

    In this workshop, we will

    • explore the differences in acute and chronic stress and look at some of the common causes of stress in our lives
    • discuss prevention and treatment strategies as well as becoming aware of the effects of stress on our physical and emotional well-being
    • show how each person can develop his or her own individualized stress management plan

    One of the most effective ways to manage stress is through physical activity and exercise.  A portion of this session includes exploring the different activity options that the University Recreation program (UREC) offers for students across campus.

  • Seven Study Strategies

    You want to be successful in college. With the right set of skills, you can be. This workshop is about learning how to learn. You’ll take an online questionnaire to assess your study skills know-how. You’ll receive immediate results in areas such as:

    • Note-taking
    • Test-taking strategies
    • Reading strategies
    • Motivation

    This workshop will provide you with tips on how you can become an independent learner.

  • Mastering Time Management

    Being successful in college requires a great deal of your time and energy but being successful also means having a life—being well rounded. How then can you evaluate your schedule to ensure you stay on track, effectively managing your time and priorities? In this workshop we will share tools to help you become a master of time management.

  • Overcoming Public Speaking Anxiety

    Public Speaking doesn’t stop with COMM 2301.  Learn how to be more professional and stress-free when speaking in front of any audience.

About SMART Workshops

  • Designed for freshmen and sophomores, but ALL students are welcome
  • Duration: 50 minutes
  • What you’ll learn: Tips and references in a variety of academic areas
  • Free!
  • Prizes!

We welcome requests from campus clubs and organizations for workshop presentations!



Phone: 325-942-2710